Professor of History, Department Chair
College: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
American history; 20th century politics; twentieth century politics; U.S. Congress; U.S. Presidency; first lady; first ladies; history
Nancy Beck Young; professor of history at the University of Houston (UH); is a leading expert on American political history and the relationship between war and politics. Young?s primary interests include U.S. Congress; the presidency and first ladies. Her classes at UH routinely address issues on the development of American political institutions; the impact of public policy on the lives of the people; and the role of ideology in American politics. Young has authored a number of books on American political history. Her book; ?Wright Patman: Populism; Liberalism; and the American Dream,? won the D.B. Hardeman Prize for best book on Congress in 2002. She has also published ?Lou Henry Hoover: Activist First Lady and Texas; Her Texas: The Life and Times of Frances Goff.? In addition to editing a volume on Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal; she is the editor of the six-volume Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency; scheduled for publication in 2012; and the Documentary History of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidency. She is finishing a manuscript entitled ?Why We Fight: Congress and the Politics of World War II? for Princeton University Press and she is writing ?100 Days that Changed America: FDR; Congress; and the New Deal? for Oxford University Press. She is currently authoring a book on how and why Texans in Washington inordinately influenced national politics from the middle of the 20th century to the present.
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